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    1st time at the track!

    Well Hit the drag strip in Topeka kansas and ran a 14.8 which i thought was kinda high though I did beat my buddie in his 2012 challenger rt. Can anyone tell me how average that time is on a completly stock 2000 m6 ws6? O and i was only launching at 2k with lots of wheel hop.
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    Our car with an A4 ran 13.395 at 105 mph essentially stock. I know the stick cars have a more difficult time getting off the line. What were your 60' times?

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    Stock with decent traction you should run mid to low-13 second times. What was your speed when you ran the 14.8?
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    Stock 2002 SS I was running 13.5 @ 104. After a Frost tune and bolt on mods I am running 12.7's @ 109 with some wheel spin and walking it easy off the line. I have not been into the motor at all so a 14.8 is 1.5 sec. off what you should be running. Post your 60' 330' 660' and MPH and I think someone should be able to help you.

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    My times were
    60' 2.360
    330 6.409
    1/8 9.709 @74.15
    1000 12.514
    1/4 14.892 @95.27
    All help is greatly appriciated
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    Yes, you definitely need to work on your launch of the car. You can easily hit a 1.9X-2.0 60' time with a stock M6 car. That will bring your time down into the 14.0 range. Better shifting is about the only other thing I can suggest.

    How much was the car spinning?

    You mentioned bad wheel hop. That's a for sure way to damage your rear end. I'd invest in some lower control arm relocation brackets and lower control arms to eliminate that if you plan on continuing to track it. I'd also be prepared to replace your 10 bolt, assuming you still are on the OEM rear end.

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    I ran a 13.45 @ 106 with sfcs and a lid.

    I agree with Jon, I would look into a panhard as well. After that, a short throw shifter.

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    my buddy cody wible is stationed at fort riley thats why i asked and like these guys said lower control arms panhard rod and subframe connectors will make a big difference...and more seat time

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    Also, the most important is how you put the power down. Wheel hop is caused by several factors but in your case I feel it is your clutch work. Coming of the line with a M6 car is not easy but the hydraulic clutch make it a little easier. Try coming out of the hole with the clutch 3/4 of the way engaged while working the throttle and feeling when it is breaking loose. Then when you are 25' or so out you can come off the clutch and feed the rest of the gas. Also work on shifting, when you hit 6200 rpm's you need to go 2/3 on the clutch, no need to go all the way down and pop the next gear as quickly as possible. As soon as the gear lever is in you should be off the clutch. hit your mark with the rpm's work on your clutch feel and shifting and those times will come way down. Good luck.
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    Yeah I figured it was my launch that was giving me the bad time. I came off the line at 2k but still had that wheel hop so just drove it out and then hammered it getting a quicker time. I will def look into the sub frame contectors and such. Now 2002ssslp you were saying to shift at 6200 I was shifting at around 5000 where the redline starts as i thought that was peak hp and torque and anymore wasn't worth staying in gear am i right or just horrible wrong and newbish lol
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    Your peak power is at around 5500RPM and levels off after that til redline at 6250RPM.

    You should be shifting at around 6200 so when your RPM drops from the shift, you are still right in your peak powerband.

    You are leaving A LOT on the table by shifting so soon.

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    Thanks I appricaite all the info don't know what I would do without you guys lol aside from being stuck not knowing what I am doing
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    i ran a 13.1 on basically a stock 01 t/a a-4, lid, shortys, loud mouth II, free mod's, and street tires, i did hear that m-6 cars are harder of the line, i would get a rpm gauge with shift light set up around 6200k that way your shifts are always dead on, and street slicks just watch it with your 10 bolt

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    If you get a shift light, you'll want to set it a couple hundred rpms before your desired shift point.

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